This week’s “Saturday Night Live” cold open showed President Donald Trump receiving his intelligence from “Fox & Friends.”
In the cold open, President Donald Trump (played by Alec Baldwin) called into his favorite show, “Fox & Friends,” to get a pep talk.
Bragging about his State of the Union, Baldwin said 10 billion people watched it. He added, “A lot of folks are saying, including Paul Ryan, that it was better than Martin Luther King’s ‘I dream of Jeannie’ speech.”
He then brought up the memo that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released last week. The document claims that the Department of Justice and FBI bypassed proper protocol when they sought a warrant to surveil a Trump campaign adviser.
The FBI warned against releasing the memo, and Democrats accused Republicans of cherry-picking details to include in the document. Trump and his supporters have seized on the memo to exonerate him in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“Who’s the most innocent guy in the whole wide world?” Baldwin-as-Trump asked.
“You are!” the Fox & Friends hosts shouted back.
Cecily Strong playing White House Communications Director Hope Hicks made an appearance and said that “Fox & Friends” blasts at “full volume” in all White House meetings.
Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, later called into the show from his bed and said he was getting his daily intelligence briefing from Fox.
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